Here are your Tuesday afternoon cookbook deals. Eater PDX reports that chef Joshua McFadden of Portland's much-lauded Ava Gene's is getting into the cookbook game thanks to a deal with Artisan Books. He will team up with James Beard Award-nominated cookbook author Martha Holmberg (Puff, Modern Sauces: Sauce-Making for Everyone) on a yet-to-be titled, 200-recipe book focused on vegetables. It's set to hit shelves in spring of 2016.
Next up, the New York Daily News reveals that Cooking Channel host Baron Ambrosia has landed a deal to write a meat-centric cookbook. The book, whose current working title is Recipes from the Dig, will "feature recipes like raccoon Wellington" and "Tuscan bobcat tortellini." Ambrosia is currently in the process of selecting a publisher and aims to have it out by Christmas.
Publishers Marketplace notes that Floridian chef and restauranteur Irv Miller (of Jackson's Steakhouse) will release his upcoming cookbook in November of 2015. Panhandle to Pan: 150 Recipes and Stories of Florida's New Redneck Riviera will be published by Globe Pequot Press.
Craig Whitson, a Oklahoma native with a restaurant in Stavanger, Norway, has landed a deal with Agate for a book titled Passion for Pizza, according to Publishers Marketplace. No release date or further details have been released yet.
Finally, food writer Jennifer Justus is writing I Love Nashville: Hot Chicken, Buttermilk Biscuits, and 125 Other Southern Recipes from the Music City which will be published in the fall of 2015 by Abrams. Publishers Market place reveals that the book will pay "homage to the tastes and stories" of Nashville.